Dear Friends of The Sunny Center,
The days are growing shorter. The temperatures are getting cooler. And we are readying ourselves for the shortest days and longest nights of the winter season. But, the hearth burns warm at the Sunny Center and we continue to offer a beacon of love, peace and recovery to the wrongfully-convicted all over the world.
Our work is only possible because you care. And we count on your support both emotional and financial to keep our front door open.
Trick or Treat for the Sunny Center!
Please fill our trick-or-treat basket with recurring donations! Any amount will do. That will allow us to count on monthly income So that we can spend more of our time helping exonerees in the United States and around the world.
We are hoping that we can get 100 friends of the Sunny Center to make a recurring donation through this link – large or small. Even a monthly donation of as little as $5 per month can make a big difference in the life of an Exoneree.
OUR EXONEREE GUESTS AND VISITORS
We hosted a group of activists from Belgium who were eager to learn more about our healing techniques and survival yoga at the Sunny Center.
And we are also awaiting the arrival of an Exoneree from Pakistan and look forward to introducing him to the beautiful and wild countryside of Connemara.
A local volunteer, Ryan, helps us with the goats on weekends when he is home from studying agricultural science. We have had a number of local volunteers who have helped us this month, fixing gates, feeding the goats. We look forward to our next live-in volunteer who arrives soon.
OUR FURRY AND FEATHERED FRIENDS
We found new homes for the two male kids who we hear are adjusting well. The rest of the herd has been giving us milk and cheese – a delight for us to enjoy ourselves but also be able to offer to our guests.
We are proud to announce that our administrative coordinator, Anne Driscoll, has been selected as a US Fulbright scholar to develop and oversee a new innocence clinic at the National University Of Ireland at Galway. She will be teaching a class about the causes of wrongful convictions and how to investigate them. She has had the innovative and ingenious idea of offering an interdisciplinary approach to wrongful convictions by combining both the law and journalism schools, as well as human rights students. She is heartened by the interest in the issue of wrongful convictions as 90 students have signed up.
Last month we asked our readers, ““When do you feel most at peace?” And we have heard from our supporters that feeling at peace is a profound place of healing. One reader said, “I am at peace when I feel free.” Our question for this month is, how can we live in a more just world? Please send us an email with your response at info@firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 2 was the Fifth Annual International Wrongful Conviction Day and we joined other members of the worldwide innocence movement to remember and honor those who are wrongfully convicted and still awaiting justice.
We know you are part of that movement, that you believe in justice and are doing your share to see that everyone who seeks justice, gets it. We hope you will support us in our efforts to do the same and might consider a donation to underwrite the work of the Sunny Center.
And stay in touch. We love hearing from you.
Peace and Love,
Sunny and Peter